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April 13th, 2014

Rain, Melting Snow Keep Rivers High

April 13, 2014

COVENTRY (AP) — Rain and melting snow are keeping rivers running high in northern New England, increasing the chance of flooding.
The National Weather Service said minor flooding occurred Sunday morning along the Barton River in Coventry and urged anyone traveling near streams and rivers to seek higher ground at the first sign of rising water.

Please see The Newport Daily Express Monday for the complete story.

Fishing Season Opens In The Kingdom

April 13, 2014

Opening day of fishing season combined with a warm and sunny day brings out the fishermen. Here on the banks of the Willoughby River just below its famous falls Jarrod Grenier of Lyndonville is casting for steelheads. The current is strong, the water cold, leaving the prospect of reeling in a fish moving up the river to spawn uncertain. “That’s why we call it fishing, not catching,” lamented Grenier. (Photo by Ed Barber)

Local Firefighters Attend Regional Fire School

April 13, 2014

NEWPORT CITY - Firefighters from around the region attended the Northeast International Mutual Aid Regional Fire School over the weekend. The school held the majority of the classes at North Country Union High School.
The state Fire Academy from Pittsford sent instructors to teach at the school. Local state certificated instructors also taught over the weekend.

Please see The Newport Daily Express Monday for the complete story.

Harold R. Hansen

April 13, 2014

Hansen–– Harold R. ,73, of North Troy, Vermont passed away on April 7, 2014 in Lebanon, NH  surrounded by his loving family.
For the full obituary see Friday's Express.

Richard Reid Wallace

April 13, 2014

After a long and courageous battle with his illness, it is with great sadness that we announce the death of Richard Reid Wallace on April 9, 2014.
For the full obituary see Friday's Express.

April 10th

Derby Line Zoning Petition For Public Vote Not Valid

April 10, 2014

The petition signed by Derby Line residents calling for an Australian ballot vote on a proposed zoning bylaw change is not valid. If the residents want a public vote they will have to present another petition. The issue was, according to Derby Zoning Administrator Bob Kelly, that the wording on the petition did not call for a public vote.
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But the issue may be resolved soon without a public vote.

Please see The Newport Daily Express Friday for the complete story.

Newport City Will Not Charge AnC Bio Impact Fees

April 10, 2014

NEWPORT CITY - The City of Newport will not require AnC Bio Vermont to pay part of any additional equipment that the city fire department will need in case of an emergency at the proposed plant located off the Lake Road.
City Manager John Ward Jr. told the city council Monday that Fire Chief Jamie LeClair told him the city would need about $20,000 worth of equipment.

Please see The Newport Daily Express Friday for the complete story.

Barton Solar LLC Receives $1 Million Loan

April 10, 2014

BARTON - The Vermont Economic Development Authority will lend $1 million for a solar farm on Route 16 in Barton. Barton Solar LLC has an application before the Public Service Board to construct a 1.89-megawatt solar generation facility on 24 acres just south of exit 25 on Interstate 91.

Please see The Newport Daily Express Friday for the complete story.

Twofoot Files Motion For Early Prison Release

April 10, 2014

NEWPORT CITY - Greg Twofoot filed a motion in civil court calling his sentence from an accident that took the lives of four teenagers “excessive, cruel, and unusual.” He wants to be released from prison earlier.

Please see The Newport Daily Express Friday for the complete story.

Michael Andre Meunier

April 10, 2014

Meunier–– Michael Andre, 53, of North Troy, VT passed away peacefully on April 8, 2014 in Newport, VT, after a courageous long illness.
For the full obituary see Thursday's Express.

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